U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-552

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Sep 1941St. Nazaire5 Oct 1941St. Nazaire32 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Erich Topp

Oblt. Götz Baur

Oblt. Siegfried Koitschka

Franz Säck
WO sea training

Walter Kimmelmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-552

We have daily positions for all 32 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-552 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Brandenburg (15 Sep 1941 - 26 Sep 1941)

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
20 Sep 1941U-552Erich Topp T.J. Williams8,212brSC-44A
20 Sep 1941U-552Erich Topp Pink Star4,150paSC-44B
20 Sep 1941U-552Erich Topp Barbro6,325nwSC-44C

3 ships sunk (18,687 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

1 Oct 1941
A Hudson bomber dropped one bomb which caused minor damage.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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